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Cary Gets Good Grade in Traffic Signal Report

Posted October 9, 2007

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— The National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC) announced the results of its annual traffic signal report  Tuesday.

The Town of Cary’s grade of B was well ahead of most of the 417 agencies, representing 47 states, that participated in this year’s study. The national average score was a D.

The assessment focused on traffic signal operations such as: management, signal operation at intersections, signal operation coordination, signal timing practice, traffic monitoring, and maintenance.

“The Town of Cary’s high score is a direct result of the Council’s forward thinking in preparing our signal system to handle current traffic demands as well as address the traffic needs for the future,” said Engineering Director Tim Bailey.

The Town of Cary’s centralized signal system launched in 2005 when over 130 intersections were interconnected with fiber optic cable. A Traffic Management Center synchronizes all of the traffic to run by specific timing plans.